Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation - Environmental Education Grants

Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation

Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $20,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Preferred: Australia, California, Hawaii Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Preferred: Australia, California, Hawaii Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

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Note on how to apply: The Johnson Ohana Foundation seeks grant applications by invitation only and does not accept unsolicited proposals. If, after careful review of the Grants page, you feel that your organization’s mission is a close match to our grantmaking focus, you may send a short email about your program or organization to Due to the large number of inquiries we receive we cannot guarantee a reply or grant consideration.

About the Foundation

The Johnson Ohana Foundation is a non-profit public charity founded in 2008 by musician Jack Johnson, and his wife Kim, to promote positive and lasting change within communities by supporting organizations that focus on environmental, art, and music education.

Grant Program

The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation supports organizations with strong community involvement. We are most interested in funding organizations that work creatively toward solution-based approaches to environmental or societal problems, with a commitment to long-term and lasting change. The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation primarily supports smaller organizations working on issues relevant to their own local communities.

We fund groups that focus on one of three central themes: 

  • Environmental Education
  • Arts Education for Youth
  • Music Education for Youth

The Johnson Ohana Foundation seeks out innovative non-profits that actively engage youth and/or volunteers in projects that provide measurable benefit to the environment and/or the community.

Fields of Interest

The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation regularly supports organizations that work in the following fields of interest and in addition, chooses a specific funding theme that varies periodically:

Environmental Education 

  • Oceans/ Rivers/ Watersheds
  • Plastic Free Initiatives
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Living
  • Sustainable Local Food Systems
  • Farm to School Programs
  • Tree Planting/Restoration
  • Conservation Programs (energy, waste, water)

Current Funding Theme

  • Plastic Free Initiative

Art & Music Education

View the grant page for the foundation's Art & Music Education programs here

Grant Size

The Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation awards grants ranging from $2500 to $20,000. Grants can be directed to specific programs or to general operating expenses.

Grant Review Process

Environmental Education grants are reviewed in the spring.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • The Johnson Ohana Foundation awards grants to charitable organizations that have been recognized by the IRS as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (or CAFAmerica approved foreign charities).
  • The Johnson Ohana Foundation funds environmental groups worldwide, with a special emphasis on California, Hawaii, and Australia. 
  • Charities outside of the United States will need to first be approved by CAFAmerica in order for the Foundation to make grant suggestions.


  • A majority of our grants are awarded for a single year but we do on occasion award multi-year grants for up to a 3-year period. Multi-year grants are usually awarded to non-profits with which we have built a strong relationship and are generally associated with projects focusing on the current funding theme.


  • We do not award grants to individuals, for endowment funds, or for political or fundraising campaigns.
  • We typically do not sponsor community or fundraising events.

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